Student Life

Core Virtues & Habits

The theological virtues of faith, hope, and love (1 Cor. 13:13) characterize the kind of soul that is in perfect fellowship with both God and neighbor. The cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance are a blueprint for the kind of soul without which a good society would not be possible. They originate as the four essential virtues from Plato’s Republic Book IV and were expanded upon by Cicero, Augustine, and Aquinas in subsequent centuries.
Faith is the rational assent to and unwavering belief in God and his revealed Truth. read more

Hope is looking forward to and trusting in God’s good plan. read more

Love is accepting God's grace in our lives and sacrificially showing his forgiveness to others. read more

Prudence consists in deciding wisely on when and how to act, and what to do. read more

Justice consists in acting fairly in order to establish peace and treat others with dignity. read more

Fortitude consists in doing what is right in the face of fear and danger. read more

Temperance consists in shaping and moderating our appetites to desire what is good. read more

Lower School Habits

Habit of Attention
The habit of attention requires that one fix mind and body steadily on the matter at hand.

Habit of Obedience
The habit of obedience requires prompt responses to good authority and willing acceptance of natural consequences.

Habit of Respect
The habit of respect requires using good manners and self-control in both words and actions.

Habit of Responsibility
The habit of responsibility requires completing tasks on time and caring for personal belongings and school property.

Upper School Habits

Habit of Punctuality
The habit of punctuality requires that obligations must be met in a timely manner.

Habit of Thoroughness
The habit of thoroughness requires that tasks must be completed to the best of one’s ability.

Habit of Self-Control
The habit of self-control requires mastery over one’s actions and the ability to delay gratification.

Habit of Integrity
The habit of integrity requires truthfulness in thought, word, and deed, so that one is without reproach.
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